Nitromethane, sometimes shortened to just Nitro, is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH3NO2. It is the simplest organic nitro compound. It is a polar liquid commonly used as a solvent in a variety of industrial applications such as in extractions, as a reaction medium, and as a cleaning solvent. As an intermediate in organic synthesis, it is used widely in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, explosives, fibers, and coatings. Wikipedia

Emergency Response Guide No. 129

Data from the Hazardous Materials Table

Source: 49 CFR §172 (2018/07)

(3) Hazard Class

Flammable liquids

(4) Identification number Help

UN 1261

(5) Packing Group Help


(6) Labels Help

Flammable liquids (3) Cargo Aircraft Only (Cargo Aircraft Only)

(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) Exceptions150see 49 CFR §173.150
(8B) Non-bulk202see 49 CFR §173.202
(8C) BulkNone

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/railForbidden
(9B) Cargo aircraft only60 L

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other n/a

Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage

In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.

red May not be loaded, transported, or stored together in the same transport vehicle or storage facility.
green Load, transport, storage together is not restricted.
yellow Load, transport, storage together is allowed under restrictions.

Substances with similar name

UN-NumberNameHazard Class
UN 1261Nitromethane3
UN 1510Tetranitromethane6.1
Trimethylol nitromethane trinitrateForbidden